6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2009 3:33 AM by sldp

    Intel VT-x virtualization + Sun VirtualBox

    gemisigo

      I want to install a 64bit operating system to Sun's VirtualBox. It is mandatory to check VT-x/AMD-V under General setting, otherwise the 64bit guest will fail to detect the cpu and won't be able to boot. I checked that, but after trying to boot VirtualBox says that VT-x hardware acceleration has been enablet, but is not operational. It says that this feature should enabled in BIOS. However, there are no settings in my BIOS that could enable it and my vendor was not quite helpful. Is there any other way enable it or the BIOS is the only solution?

        • 1. Re: Intel VT-x virtualization + Sun VirtualBox
          upscope

          I just posted a simular question. I have same problem, cannot find setting in BIOS. VirtualBos is checked and so is I/O APCI as per the Sun Documention . Please post anything you find and I will do the same. My Win XP vM runs fine, its when I try installing WIN7 I have a problem.

          • 2. Re: Intel VT-x virtualization + Sun VirtualBox
            rdettl

            What client are you using?

             

            Here is as list of VT-x supported Intel Platforms.

            http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx

             

            I installed VirtualBox on top of Win 7 locally installed OS with Intel VT-x enabled.

            64-bit OS installed in VirtualBox sucessfully

            32-bit OS installed in VirtualBox sucessfully

             

            If I disable VT-x the 32-bit OS will still run, but the 64-bit will get the error experienced above.  Hope the above link for VT-x enabled Intel Platforms helps.

            • 3. Re: Intel VT-x virtualization + Sun VirtualBox
              gemisigo

              Thank you for your reply, I appreciate it even though it was of no use. I already checked that my processor supports Intel VT-x. My problem is that there is no setting in BIOS to enable it and it is disabled by default. So the question is still open, is there any other way to enable it or the BIOS is the only one?

              • 4. Re: Intel VT-x virtualization + Sun VirtualBox
                rdettl

                Unfortunately, you will have to obtain a BIOS upgrade from your vendor.

                • 5. Re: Intel VT-x virtualization + Sun VirtualBox
                  gemisigo

                  That's bad news I'm already using the most recent BIOS and it's futile to ask them to create a new, more advanced one with that option built in. They are a sort of... dumb... on answering questions. I asked them if there is any way to enable that feature, because I found no such option in the BIOS. Their answer was that there was no such option in the BIOS Not a single 'We're sorry' or a 'We don't know'. They just simply repeated what I stated before.

                   

                  Well, it seems that’s the way the cookie 'crumbles. I'll have to get used to it that there will be no 64bit OS under my VirtualBox. Or at least not until I change my vendor. That’s a pity

                   

                  Thanks anyway.

                  • 6. Re: Intel VT-x virtualization + Sun VirtualBox
                    sldp

                    Hi All

                     

                    i also had this problem on my hp dc7800 (Intel® Core™2 Duo E6550 processor (2.33 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 1333 MHz FSB)...

                     

                    i have enable VTx and VTd on BIOS

                     

                    BIOS----->Security ------>System Security ------->enable VTx and VTD

                     

                    after that its worked fine i think this will be helpfull to all

                     

                    Thanks

                    SLDP